Afghan special forces kill 5 Taliban militants in Faryab

Salaam Times

MAZAR-E-SHARIF -- Afghan special forces killed at least five Taliban militants in an operation in Faryab Province, the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army said in a statement Tuesday (July 9).

Troops conducted the operation Monday (July 8) night in the Khwaja Namosi area of Pashtun Kot District, the army said. An Uzbek citizen and a Taliban local commander, identified as Nabiullah, were among those killed.

The Taliban did not immediately comment.

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